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  • 27K UPMC worker hit by data breach, 788 by fraud 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:40 am
  • PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center now says the personal information of 27,000 of its workers might have been put at risk by identity thieves who have apparently used the information of 788 workers to file bogus federal tax returns.

  • Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:28 am
  • BEIJING - Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute.

  • Hammond area voters consider school tax on May 3 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:02 am
  • HAMMOND, Louisiana - Hammond-area voters will take another look on May 3 at passing a tax millage to support Hammond schools' magnet and accelerated programs.

  • Lawmaker who mistakenly took tax break makes it up 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:46 am
  • DETROIT - A Michigan lawmaker who says she and her husband mistakenly took a property tax break on a rental property they own in suburban Detroit has paid $4,550 to Wayne County and a nonprofit to make up for the error.

  • Mo. Senate panel endorses penny transportation tax 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:04 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a 1-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects.

  • Mo. House votes to expand sales tax exemptions 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:02 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Pizza parlors, doughnut stores and other restaurants could get a tax break under legislation passed by the Missouri House.

  • Ag economists help farmers plot insurance coverage 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:37 am
  • STONEVILLE, Mississippi - Mississippi growers at some point this fall will have to make a momentous, one-time decision on how best to insure their livelihood over the next five years.

  • Grant money increases for Michigan specialty crops 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:06 am
  • LANSING, Michigan - Michigan could receive nearly $2 million in federal block grants for specialty crops as a result of the U.S. farm bill.

  • Burlington school district facing tax penalties 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:05 am
  • BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Burlington School District is expecting to be fined for late payment and nonpayment of payroll taxes.

  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:22 am
  • WASHINGTON - A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.

  • Lawmakers approve final attempt to expand Medicaid 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:11 am
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - As the legislative session wound down on Thursday, Maine's Democratic-controlled Legislature approved a final attempt to expand health care coverage to about 70,000 low-income residents under the Affordable Care Act.

  • DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:07 pm
  • RIDDLE, Oregon - U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites as he prepares to file legislation to overhaul the nation's primary mining law.

  • Gubernatorial candidates clash on economic policy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:35 pm
  • TOWSON, Maryland - All three Democratic candidates in the governor's race agree Maryland's economic policies need work, but they disagree sharply about how much.

  • California cross-border airport clears key hurdle 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:28 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it has reached agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.

  • House passes bill calling for study on tax credits 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:03 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska House has passed legislation aimed at getting a better handle on how certain tax credit programs are working.

  • Abortion doctors' admitting rights reinstated 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:58 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A judge has temporarily reinstated admitting privileges to two abortion providers at a Dallas hospital that had stripped the doctors of those rights.

  • Kansas officials boost revenue estimates by $178M 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:22 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas officials projected Thursday that the state will collect nearly $178 million more in revenues than previously thought through June 2015, brightening its short-term budget picture.

  • Couple accused of welfare fraud back in Minnesota 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:02 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota couple accused of collecting welfare while living on a yacht now claim they have no money.

  • Nebraska lawmakers adjourn from 2014 session 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:01 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers finished their session on Thursday having passed major legislation to lower taxes, reduce prison crowding and pay for water conservation projects.

  • Democrat Tom Wolf reports $2.2M in 2012 income 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:59 pm
  • HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Tom Wolf, a Democratic candidate for governor who took out a multimillion-dollar loan to help finance his campaign, reported nearly $2.2 million in adjusted income in 2012, according to two pages of his 2012 tax return he released Thursday.

  • USC Upstate students protest state funding cuts 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:50 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Attempts by state legislators to cut university funding over plays and books which they believe promote homosexuality are causing a backlash on South Carolina campuses.

  • MGM asks Massachusetts to delay fee collection 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:13 pm
  • BOSTON - With efforts to repeal Massachusetts' casino law underway, MGM Resorts International has asked state regulators to delay the collection of casino fees from the company even as it prepares to become the state's first licensed casino operator.

  • Connecticut House OKs $400M in tax credits for UTC 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:23 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a deal to grant up to $400 million in tax credits to United Technologies Corp. if UTC makes up to $500 million in upgrades and expansion and hires more workers.

  • UPMC wants city to bill subsidiaries for taxes 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:07 pm
  • PITTSBURGH - The city should send tax bills to subsidiaries of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center if officials really believe the hospital network shouldn't be a tax-exempt nonprofit, an attorney is arguing.

  • Bullock proposes $45 million in oil-patch grants 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:55 pm
  • BILLINGS, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock proposed a $45 million grant program Thursday to ease strains on water and sewer systems in eastern Montana towns that have struggled to keep pace with the demands of the fast-growing Bakken oil patch.